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How May Coals to Use on Dutch Ovens

One-hundred miles away from civilization and fast food? The last thing you want to find when you open your Dutch Oven lid is raw goo or burnt offerings! Cooking in your Dutch Oven is easy when you know how to achieve your desired temperature. Follow the chart below according to your Dutch Oven size.

Temp.

8 inch

 

10 inch

 

12 inch

 

14 inch

 

°F

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300°

9

4

12

5

15

7

19

9

325°

10

5

13

6

16

7

20

10

350°

11

5

14

7

17

8

21

11

375°

11

6

16

7

18

9

22

12

400°

12

6

17

8

19

10

24

12

425°

13

6

18

9

21

10

25

13

450°

14

6

19

10

22

11

26

14

Evenly space hot coals under your Dutch Oven and on the rimmed lid. The feet should hold the bottom of the pot above the coals. Now you’re ready to cook a memorable meal in a good way!

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